Prospect Heights Fire District Testing for Firefighter-Paramedic Eligibility List June 2024

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Good news from Prospect Heights announced yesterday, May 9, 2024: The Board of Fire Commissioners has approved a new testing process to establish an Eligibility List to fill full-time firefighter-paramedic vacancies.

There are two immediate openings for firefighter-paramedic, and according to the Prospect Heights Fire District, it is likely there will be at least one more opening this year.

Applications are due by Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

There are THREE opportunities to take the Written Exam …

Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

See the flyer below for additional information.

The one-page firefighter-paramedic application and legal notice can be accessed on our website at

Please note that while you must be 21 years of age to accept an offer of full-time employment, there is no age restriction to apply and test.

Starting annual salary is $68,401, and salary after five years is $101,039.

With the current collective bargaining agreement expiring at the end of this year, Fire Chief Drew Smith anticipates that negotiations will result in higher wages.

Full-time firefighter-paramedics that are considering retirement from another department, and would consider taking a job with Prospect Heights Fire District, will start at Prospect Heights as TIER 1 if they are TIER 1 in the pension status at the other department (as law requires).

Prospect Heights FPD testing June 2024 with two immediate openings (SOURCE: Prospect Heights Fire District)
Prospect Heights FPD testing June 2024 with two immediate openings (SOURCE: Prospect Heights Fire District).

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